christina elizabeth mavris detained 3 years - still presumed innocent

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Brown Sugar

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Feb 26, 2010
 
Christina Elizabeth Mavis continues to be unlawfully detained in the Aiken County Detention Center by Sheriff Mike Hunt. She was placed in his facility on May 4, 2007 and has been detained there for almost three years now in a facility which is only permitted to house inmates for a maximum time of 180 days at an approximate local county taxpayer cost of $50/day. This is another case where the sheriff arrested someone who prosecutors find that they don't have enough evidence to prosecute the case and are stuck. To this date she continues to be presumed innocent, but yet has been forced to spend almost three years in a local detention center at the hands of a corrupt sheriff.
ronald anderson

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Feb 28, 2010
 
i use to live in aiken and i know how the law works i think it wrong for law enforcement to be able to hold an inoccent person for 3 years i was in jail for only 3 months on a trumped up charg and the only way i got out of jail was to leave sc but how do you fight the law
worker

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Sep 8, 2010
 
the aiken county detention center holds inmates who have been sentenced up to 180 days. if the sentence is longer they get shipped to prison. if someone is waiting to go to court there is no limit on how long an individual can be held at the detention center. and she is not just sitting in jail because of lack of evidence. she is still being detained for psych evaluations. before you criticize law enforcement make sure the facts are straight
Courtney

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Sep 8, 2010
 
worker wrote:
the aiken county detention center holds inmates who have been sentenced up to 180 days. if the sentence is longer they get shipped to prison. if someone is waiting to go to court there is no limit on how long an individual can be held at the detention center. and she is not just sitting in jail because of lack of evidence. she is still being detained for psych evaluations. before you criticize law enforcement make sure the facts are straight
That's BS. This is costing us a fortune to keep her there. She's been in there since May 4, 2007 at a cost to Aiken County taxpayers of $50/day or $1,500/mo or $18,000/yr or over $60,000. She has yet to be given a trial and should sue for violation of her civil rights to include her 8th amendment rights.
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Michael

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Sep 8, 2010
 
worker wrote:
the aiken county detention center holds inmates who have been sentenced up to 180 days. if the sentence is longer they get shipped to prison. if someone is waiting to go to court there is no limit on how long an individual can be held at the detention center. and she is not just sitting in jail because of lack of evidence. she is still being detained for psych evaluations. before you criticize law enforcement make sure the facts are straight
You sound like that crazy ass Capt. Charles Barranco or chicken shit Sheriff Mike Hunt. Why don't you use your real name if you know so much about the detention center and work there? Better get from under this fools before they have you arrested and fired.
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Sep 11, 2010
 
she has been given a trial and the courts have ordered further mental evaluations of her. not the sheriff's department but the south carolina judicial system.
Brown Sugar

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Sep 13, 2010
 
worker wrote:
she has been given a trial and the courts have ordered further mental evaluations of her. not the sheriff's department but the south carolina judicial system.
What was the verdict in this so-called trail she has been given? Don't remember any trail being published in the local media. Who was the trail judge and why are Aiken County taxpayers paying directly out of our General Fund for her detention for almost four years?
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Sep 13, 2010
 
Brown Sugar wrote:
Christina Elizabeth Mavis continues to be unlawfully detained in the Aiken County Detention Center by Sheriff Mike Hunt. She was placed in his facility on May 4, 2007 and has been detained there for almost three years now in a facility which is only permitted to house inmates for a maximum time of 180 days at an approximate local county taxpayer cost of $50/day. This is another case where the sheriff arrested someone who prosecutors find that they don't have enough evidence to prosecute the case and are stuck. To this date she continues to be presumed innocent, but yet has been forced to spend almost three years in a local detention center at the hands of a corrupt sheriff.
We agree with you on this and the fact is she has spent more than 3 years in the detention center. We don't blame the sheriff, but rather the Captain who directs the detention center as he should have been on top of this situation a long time ago just from an administrative point of view if nothing else and arranged for her timely release pending a fair and impartial trial.
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Sep 13, 2010
 
You can spend over $50,000 prosecuting a former deputy sheriff (Jeff Nation) for simple assault (misdemeanor) in General Sessions court for a week in Aiken County, but you can't afford this women a trial after being confined in the local detention for four years. It's time for a new sheriff who doesn't have his head stuck up his a$$.
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Oct 15, 2010
 
its called a preliminary trial. it is not a trial of guilt or innocence it is a trial to see if the arresting officer and solicitor have enough evidence or "probable cause" to indict a person for a criminal case. the judge that was on the bench wanted her sent out for a psychological eval to see if she would stand competent for trial.
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Oct 17, 2010
 
worker wrote:
its called a preliminary trial. it is not a trial of guilt or innocence it is a trial to see if the arresting officer and solicitor have enough evidence or "probable cause" to indict a person for a criminal case. the judge that was on the bench wanted her sent out for a psychological eval to see if she would stand competent for trial.
When was this preliminary trail held and who was the judge? Also Mike Hunt needs to quit arresting people when there is not enough evidence to take them to trial - this is a good example of wasting over $100,000 in local county taxpayer's money keeping an innocent person in the local detention center without giving them the opportunity for a trial by their peers at a cost of approximately $1,500 to $2,000 per month. After four years it sure seems like Sheriff Mike Hunt would take some action to afford this person a fair trial rather than keep her illegally detained in his facility in violation of her civil rights. Mike Hunt is such an incompetent idiot!!!
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Oct 17, 2010
 
worker wrote:
the aiken county detention center holds inmates who have been sentenced up to 180 days. if the sentence is longer they get shipped to prison. if someone is waiting to go to court there is no limit on how long an individual can be held at the detention center. and she is not just sitting in jail because of lack of evidence. she is still being detained for psych evaluations. before you criticize law enforcement make sure the facts are straight
That's nothing but a bunch of bull sh##. Clearly a violation of her civil rights (8th amendment, 14th amendment, etc.).
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Oct 17, 2010
 
ronald anderson wrote:
i use to live in aiken and i know how the law works i think it wrong for law enforcement to be able to hold an inoccent person for 3 years i was in jail for only 3 months on a trumped up charg and the only way i got out of jail was to leave sc but how do you fight the law
Can you believe that she's been in there since May 4, 2007 without bond and without a trial. Only in Aiken would you see such non-sense and violation of one's U.S. Constutitional civil rights. http://www.aikencountysc.gov/Apps/DtnView/Dtn... .
Wild Bill

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Oct 18, 2010
 
Cavanaugh wrote:
<quoted text> Can you believe that she's been in there since May 4, 2007 without bond and without a trial. Only in Aiken would you see such non-sense and violation of one's U.S. Constutitional civil rights. http://www.aikencountysc.gov/Apps/DtnView/Dtn... .
Also, seems like her right to a speedy trial (fifth amendment) has been violated.
Local Taxpayer

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Oct 19, 2010
 
Michael wrote:
<quoted text> You sound like that crazy ass Capt. Charles Barranco or chicken shit Sheriff Mike Hunt. Why don't you use your real name if you know so much about the detention center and work there? Better get from under this fools before they have you arrested and fired.
This is a good example of why there is overcrowding at our local detention center. Mismanagement, abuse of process, and misconduct such as this should be investigated and reported to the public by the local media. We should demand that our newspaper serve as the watchdog for such foolishness and waste of taxpayer's money, rather than attempting to protect such infractions of the justice system. The judge handling this case should have already set a date certain for trial requiring the prosecutors to proceed forward as required or simply drop the charges if the sheriff once again failed to bring them as case that can be successfully prosecuted. Why hasn't the Aiken Standard covered this story?
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Oct 22, 2010
 
worker wrote:
the aiken county detention center holds inmates who have been sentenced up to 180 days. if the sentence is longer they get shipped to prison. if someone is waiting to go to court there is no limit on how long an individual can be held at the detention center. and she is not just sitting in jail because of lack of evidence. she is still being detained for psych evaluations. before you criticize law enforcement make sure the facts are straight
hey can't just keep her in there for over four years without having a trial. Isn't that a violation of her 6th amendment civil rights? There must be a limit, what's wrong with law enforcement in Aiken? Have they lost their mind? Don't they know anything about the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights?
Wild Bill

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Oct 25, 2010
 
Michael wrote:
<quoted text> You sound like that crazy ass Capt. Charles Barranco or chicken shit Sheriff Mike Hunt. Why don't you use your real name if you know so much about the detention center and work there? Better get from under this fools before they have you arrested and fired.
Only in Aiken would you see such violations of one's civil rights.
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Oct 28, 2010
 
McIntosh wrote:
You can spend over $50,000 prosecuting a former deputy sheriff (Jeff Nation) for simple assault (misdemeanor) in General Sessions court for a week in Aiken County, but you can't afford this women a trial after being confined in the local detention for four years. It's time for a new sheriff who doesn't have his head stuck up his a$$.
The local judges must be in bed with the sheriff otherwise something like this would not happen.
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Dec 1, 2010
 
Brown Sugar wrote:
Christina Elizabeth Mavis continues to be unlawfully detained in the Aiken County Detention Center by Sheriff Mike Hunt. She was placed in his facility on May 4, 2007 and has been detained there for almost three years now in a facility which is only permitted to house inmates for a maximum time of 180 days at an approximate local county taxpayer cost of $50/day. This is another case where the sheriff arrested someone who prosecutors find that they don't have enough evidence to prosecute the case and are stuck. To this date she continues to be presumed innocent, but yet has been forced to spend almost three years in a local detention center at the hands of a corrupt sheriff.
If the judge ruled that she's not competent for trial, why are we paying to keep her in the Aiken County Detention Center? He charges need to be dismissed if she's incompetent and the sheriff once again jumped in judgment and arrested her without enough evidence to get a conviction. We have paid well over $100,000 keeping her in the local detention center for 4 years because Sheriff Mike Hunt doesn't know what the hell he's doing. http://www.aikenstandard.com/results/1130-Chr...
worker

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Mar 30, 2011
 
Two months ago she was released from acdc and moved to a state hospital because she was found incompatent. But there is MORE than enough evidence to convict her. Once she gains her compatency they will most likely recharge her with the murder of her mother. But until then she's being held involunterally at the state mental hospital.

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